Mike Huckabee Wins Values Voter Straw Poll

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

In a telling, but non-scientific, survey of the Republican Party’s social conservative base, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) won the 2009 Values Voter straw poll with a 28 percent plurality of the vote. Five-hundred and ninety-seven people voted.

In October 2007, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) won the first straw poll held by this young event, a controversial result skewed by online voting by people who didn’t attend the conference. (There was no such online voting this year.) Mike Huckabee’s strong showing among voters who attended the conference foreshadowed his remarkable victory in the Iowa caucuses three months later.

Huckabee led eight other potential Republican candidates: Romney placed second with 12.4 percent, while Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) polled 12.23 percent, Sarah Palin polled 12.06 percent, and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) polled 11.89 percent. People included in the poll who didn’t the top five: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum.

Only Pence, Huckabee, Pawlenty and Romney spoke to the conference before the vote, while Rick Santorum was scheduled to give a short invocation for Phyllis Schlafly at tonight’s banquet.

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johnmccutchen
Comment posted September 19, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

665
Mark of the Huckabeast


Sade23
Comment posted September 19, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

yeah right Ron Paul is the leader of the Republican party


Johnny
Comment posted September 19, 2009 @ 8:57 pm

Only Ron Paul will work. The GOP lost because they didn't choose him. They ones who are deemed to have won will never do. The GOP is NOT a Christian party, it is a libertarian small government party. If the Christians want to keep loosing and having small government folks vote for 3rd parties, keep it up. You'll be commies before too long.


mantis
Comment posted September 19, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

They ones who are deemed to have won will never do.

What is need for is them better always will won have.


holly0513
Comment posted September 19, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

We got a mess big time and I am counting on Mike Huckabee to run (and win) 2012 presidential election.


Patrick
Comment posted September 20, 2009 @ 3:11 am

Just a bunch of losers!


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Clay Shentrup
Comment posted September 20, 2009 @ 10:55 am

Here's a better straw poll.

http://vote.superduperapps.com/polls/vote/F7RTW…


Pug
Comment posted September 20, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

I'm counting on MIke Huckabee to run (and not win) 2012 presidential election, and he won't win.


jep07
Comment posted September 20, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

Where have you gone, Georgie Allen,
the wingnuts cry a lonely tear for you,
Boo hoo who.

What's that you say, Ms. Republican,
Macaca George has left and gone away,
hey hey hey…


jeninoh
Comment posted September 20, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

And I'm counting on a bloodbath in the Republican primary between the fiscal conservatives who like Romney, the social conservatives that like Huckabee, and the whack-jobs who like Palin.

If the economy is even slightly better than it was in 2008, Obama will have this in a walk.


chrisjay
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 1:12 am

Yeah, Huckleberry needs to get in the morality business. Wasn't one of his boys arrested for torturing a dog? This guy has some serious bizarre hovering just under the surface. Wonder how long 'til his public meltdown begins…


jep07
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 2:27 am

That “cruelty to animals” meme seems to affect more than one old R.

Frist's “cat-dissector” confessions probably did more to take him out of any potential Presidential future than even his right of right moderate politics.


Pug
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 2:35 am

The GOP is NOT a Christian party…

Try telling that to about half the Republican voters.


monkey99
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 5:18 am

Equate the Republican party with the Wicked Witch of the West……….

I'M SHRINKING!! OH, NO! I'M SHRINKING!! OOOOOOOOH NOOOOOOOO!!!


Name
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

I know. It's a sad state of affairs. While I agree with some of the theories of Christians, it is important for them to not try to disrupt or destroy our party with self-induced paranoia.

After they lose a few more elections, I have a feeling they might give up their takeover. It's either that or learn how to play well with others. Demanding that all Republicans think and be like them is assaine. They need to join the more-rightwing parties. There is a Christian party they could join.

Just leave the republicans to the small-government folks.


monkey99
Comment posted September 21, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

So Huckabee is top loser out of the group?

The list is anything but impressive. Extremist garbage looking for legitimacy. An invocation for Phyllis Schlafly? Yup. Losers.


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